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" The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried. Not for nothing one face, one character, one fact, makes much impression on .him, and another none. This sculpture... "
Emerson's complete works [ed. by J.E. Cabot]. Riverside ed - Page 48
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1884
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Compensation and Self-Reliance

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 2005 - 68 pages
...impression on him, and another none. It is not without preestablished harmony, this sculpture in the memory. The eye was placed where one ray should fall, that it might testify of that particular ray. Bravely let him speak the utmost syllable of his confession. We but half express ourselves, and are...
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Changing Rapture: Emily Dickinson's Poetic Development

Aliki Barnstone - 2006 - 187 pages
...Emerson contrasts the goodness he sees with the shame of Calvinist sin when in "Self-Reliance" he writes, "We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents" (Complete Writings 138). He replaces original sin, central to Calvinism, with original virtue, which...
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Emerson and Self-Culture

John T. Lysaker - 2008 - 248 pages
...with its dictates to fashion a life that does it justice, though in this regard we rarely prove true. "We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents" (CW2, 28). An eloquent life averts such shame, however; and like the young preacher who inspires Emerson,...
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Fibre & Fabric: A Record of American Textile Industries in the ..., Volume 38

1903
...much of anything or is worth much anyhow. The world takes us at our own valuation. Someone has said " We but half express ourselves and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents ; a man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best ; but what he...
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